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Shirley A. Meyeraan

Shirley Meyeraan

GRUNDY CENTER — Shirley Anne Meyeraan, 81, of Grundy Center, died Thursday, April 12, at the Grundy Care Center.

She was born May 28, 1936, in Weleetka, Okla., to Russell and Mable (Looney) See. She was married to Virgil Lewis, they later divorced. She then married Gary Meyeraan on Aug. 7, 1982.

She graduated from Waterloo West High School. Shirley was a waitress and restaurant floor manager at Freeman’s Café in Waterloo for more than 30 years, retiring in 1996.

Survived by: her husband; four daughters, Teresa (David) Gerken of Cedar Falls, Angela (Thomas) Smith of Waterloo, Brenda (Thomas) Polson of Cedar Falls, and Sandra Tanner of Dubuque; two sons, Duane (Darcy) Lewis of Waterloo and John (Melissa) Lewis of Delhi; 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Becky (Brian) Biermann of Waterloo, Cheryl (Neal) Witt of Dunkerton and Jody (Mike) Seegers of De Soto, Wis.; two brothers, Chuck See of Fort Meyers, Fla., and Tracy (Becky) See of Bella Vista, Ark.

Preceded in death by: her parents.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 19, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, rural Wellsburg, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home, Grundy Center.

Memorials: may be directed to the family.

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Shirley loved to crochet, enjoyed gardening and loved her flowers. She was a great baker and cook. Shirley enjoyed going to country dances with her family and spending time camping with her kids. Her true joy in life came from spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

the life of: Shirley A. Meyeraan (1936-2018)
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